Wells Fargo wealth and investment management saw client assets increase 20% year-on-year to hit $2.1trn in Q2 2021.

In addition, average loans reached $81.8bn and average deposits were $175bn, year-on-year increases of 5% and 6% respectively.

Furthermore, revenue increased 10% compared to the same point last year. This was attributed to higher asset-based fees on higher market valuations, offset by lower net interest income as a result of lower interest rates.

Net income totalled $465m in Q2 2021 for Wells Fargo wealth and investment management, up a staggering 198% year-on-year.

For the bank as a whole, total revenue was $20.27bn, compared to $18.29bn in Q2 2020. Also, net income was $6.04bn, compared to the $3.85bn loss in the same time period in 2020.

Chief executive Charlie Scharf said: “Wells Fargo benefited from the continued economic recovery, strong markets that helped drive gains in our affiliated venture capital businesses, and our progress on improving efficiency, but the headwinds of low interest rates and tepid loan demand remained.

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“Credit quality continued to be exceptionally strong. Our results included a $1.6 billion pre-tax reduction in the allowance for credit losses, and charge-offs continued to decline. While we expect charge-offs will increase at some point, we continue to see strong trends in all of our businesses.

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